Li Trifecta at JPNEWT Season Finale

Jia Li and Dawn Fox
The season finale of the J. Pechauer Northeast Women’s Tour was held at Triple Nines Bar and Billiards in Elkridge, Maryland on the weekend of November 30, 2013.  It was a great turnout of 23 ladies for a chance at $1,000.  This event was also the last opportunity for the ladies to earn ranking points in hopes of qualifying for the upcoming regional tour championships.
Jia (Zhao) Li ripped through JPNEWT a third time consecutively.  Li sent the following players west to take her to the hot seat match:  Teresa Thomas 7-1, went hill-hill with Linda Shea, Nicole Nester 7-3 and Dawn Fox 7-1.  Meanwhile, Dawn Fox currently ranked #3 took down Denise Reeve 7-4, Ji-Hyun Park 7-5, Jennifer Nhek 7-4 (JPNEWT amateur champ).  
In the hot seat match, Jia practically swept Dawn, leaving Dawn a chance to fight back from the semifinal round.  In the semifinals, Fox had to face the #2 ranked player Nicole Nester.  Early on, Nester defeated Briana Miller in a hill-hill battle.  She also defeated Colleen Shoop 7-5, Kathy Friend 7-4.  After being sent west by Jia 7-3, Nicole took down Sharon O’Hanlon 7-2 and knocked out Friend in a rematch 7-4.  Now the second and third ranked ladies went at it with Fox finishing on top.
With a chance at a rematch against Li, Fox did not allow Ji to sweep her.  Fox caused the race to extend to 9 by winning 5 games over Li, but that wasn’t enough.  Li kept Fox at 5 game in and took the win 9-5.
The JPNEWT thanks the following for supporting our tour this year:
J. Pechauer Custon Cues (Tour Sponsor)
Coins of the Realm (Pete Boyer)
Black Heart Tips (merchandise)
Hosting Pool/Billiard Rooms
Triple Nines Bar & Billiards, Elkridge, MD
Raxx Pool Room Bar & Grill, West Hempstead, NY
First Break Café, Sterling, VA
Top Hat Cue Club, Parkville, MD
Cosmo's Billiards, Dickson City, PA